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Unofficial Bob Dylan website bans israelis

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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http://www.haaretz.com/culture/unofficial-bob-dylan-website-bans-israelis-in-wake-of-gaza-flotilla-1.295749

Unofficial Bob Dylan website bans Israelis in wake of Gaza flotilla


Dylanchords says block is a contribution to the cultural boycott of the state of Israel, over its 'absurd inhumanity.'


One of the largest fan sites dedicated to Bob Dylan songs, dylanchords, has recently blocked Israeli IP users access over the Israel Defense Forces' raid on the Gaza -bound Freedom Flotilla two weeks ago.

Israelis who wish to learn how to strum the Dylan song "The times they are a' changing," will have to look elsewhere, as the webpage redirects Israeli web users to the
webmaster's blog.

"As of today, visitors from ip-addresses in Israel are blocked from dylanchords," the online message says. "As a contribution to a cultural boycott of the state of Israel - a long overdue reaction to the absurd inhumanity that is demonstrated in its actions and that goes against everything that I and this site stands for-access to dylanchords has been blocked for visitors from Israel."

"I consider my blockade as part of a cultural boycott of the same kind as that against South Africa in the 1980's," the blog post under the title "Cultural Boycott- some reflections".

The music site, which supplies guitar chords and tabs of tens of Bob Dylan songs, including news and biographical information for the fervent fans, was founded by Danish music expert Eyolf Østrem several years ago, yet it was closed down in 2005 due to American copyright violations.

Since the site was officially shut down, it has run on unofficial mirror versions.

 

Last week, veteran American rock band Pixies canceled their upcoming concert in Israel, the organizers of a festival in which the band was to participate.

 

The announcement followed recent concert cancellations by the Klaxons and the Gorillaz Sound System in the wake of Israel's raid of the Gaza flotilla.
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trippyhippy
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Oh no, what with they do without being able to go to an unofficial Bob Dylan site? lol

muslimah
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:29 PM


Quoting trippyhippy:

Oh no, what with they do without being able to go to an unofficial Bob Dylan site? lol

It's just one of many. Several concerts have canceled by several different artist who are boycotting israel in addition a several unions in Europe and Africa who are refusing shipping and receiving of any israeli companies/products.

israelis are so concerned that they are in the making of new law that would make it a crime to boycott them and would result in stripping traveling rights to anyone accused for up to 10 years. But they call themselves a "Democracy" lol.

Before these world wide boycotts started within the last 2 weeks israel was already feeling the impact of israeli boycotts which resulted in israeli companies having to raise their prices to counteract the effect.

This boycott of the web site is just a drop in the bucket compared to the big picture of israeli boycotts. it's just one more to add to the list and while it does not effect the israeli economy but is more to make a statement israels economy is definitely being effected by the many other world wide boycotts going on (as have been posting most of them) and they are very worried about it.

mrs_khan07
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Perhaps the sheeple are awaking from their blissful slumber?

Mrs. Khan



tericared
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM

 

Quoting mrs_khan07:

Perhaps the sheeple are awaking from their blissful slumber?

 One by one they are waking up....Bout time...

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